Jan
11

Bombay

I miss the “Bombay” of my childhood and so does mom miss the “Bombay” of her childhood. But she has a song that describes her Bombay to perfection and I’m still searching for one that describes mine; and I know that even if I find my song of my Bombay, hers will still rule the… Continue reading »

Aug
20

Back….

To the greenery sight below my airplane leaving the sands behind To the lush green plants, to the mountain ranges, to the lakes, to the rain – the terrain seen from the flight resembled the 3-D geography models we built in school To the huts and slums surrounding the airport, the cluster of concrete in… Continue reading »

Oct
18

The B.E.S.T. of Mumbai…

It is one of the lifelines of Mumbai. The B.E.S.T. network is highly efficient and connects almost all the remote places in Mumbai. If you have lived in Worli or any South Mumbai places that are disconnected from the local train network, all 25 years of your life, only then can you fight for the… Continue reading »

Sep
21

Isn’t It Ironic?

LISTENING TO:Kasto Maza from Parineeta; when traveling in the crowded Mumbai Trains and taking a peek at the surroundings (They comprise of garbage, filth and slums, no scenery there) The Heat is On; when traveling in the B.E.S.T. Bus along the western express highway and it is pouring cats and dogs!

Aug
10

Mind if I ASK?

Small incidents in life teach you lessons, and remind you of some that were constantly drilled onto you as a kid. Remember how teachers always opened their study lessons with ‘Students do not hesitate to ask’. However silly, however stupid the question. Ask! You will come to know a lot of things you did not.… Continue reading »

Jul
29

The Graveyard Shift…

Ideally I would’ve liked to have this post up as early as possible but due to connectivity problems and electricity fluctuations it comes a few days late. The whole experience has been tiring, mentally and physically exhausting. Mumbai they say is not a planned city and the way it is expanding with no disaster management… Continue reading »

Jul
26

Trapped in Torrential Rains

Mumbai is experiencing the worst rains since afternoon today.Roads are blocked and communication is at a standstill. No phone lines are working. I’m still safe in office and wondering how to get home. Will stick to my office transport, safer and more company. Won’t venture alone! Will manage somehow!It’s pretty worrying the whole situation.

Jun
20

The Wait is Over…

I’m not talking about the much awaited split of the Reliance Empire, or the Aussie defeat at the hands of England. It’s the much awaited rains. They were late by 10 odd days than the usual and how they have tasted the patience of the Mumbaikar. The heat, the sweat, the sultry atmosphere was getting… Continue reading »

May
26

40 or 14?

Those figures are the distance in kilometers from my place to my previous office in Cuffe Parade and current one in Andheri. Which distance would you prefer to travel daily? Obviously 14, What a stupid question to ask? Stupid question!!! Not after encountering the Mumbai traffic woes on the Western Express Highway! On my way… Continue reading »